It looks like herring is making a comeback, says Becca Roberts.
Makemore Festival are bringing five fantastic days of making and doing to Victoria Park this August Bank holiday weekend, with plenty on offer for those who love good food.
This year, Capital Growth celebrates its 10th birthday and during this decade, London’s landscape has literally changed. With more people and organisations still joining the grow-your-own tribe Sarah Williams picks highlights of the campaign’s achievements and looks ahead to what’s next.
The British barbecue can be one dimensional to say the least. At worst it’s a suspect sausage fest or tinfoil insta-grill of blackened, but still raw, caged chicken. It doesn’t have to be that way, says our resident chef, Tom Hunt.
Many of us are enjoying a proximity to natural landscapes every day, but new research is giving us clear evidence that its benefits go well beyond the fun and frivolity of a pint in the park.
London Food Link’s new interactive online map and directory is open, so you can list Urban Food Fortnight events and help promote London’s local larder from 20th September to 7th October 2018.
Sally Brearley stopped for lunch at a long-time London Food Link friend (and ‘Eel stockist), a stone’s throw from Farringdon Station.
Kester Muller quizzes Joris Gunawardena, the director of Sutton Community Farm, London’s most productive community food-growing space.
London Food Link have launched a new Good Food Map ahead of this year’s Urban Food Fortnight. Dubbed the place to find good food places, it is set to celebrate those championing ethical and sustainable food across the capital.
Japanese food is an ever-more common feature of the capital’s menu. We asked London-based chef, food writer and teacher Yuki Gomi what this means for the conscious eater.
Many of us like a drink from time to time but what about when we are off the sauce or people who don’t drink at all? Holly Holder looks beyond booze at the alcohol-free nightlife options for grown-ups.
As #plasticfreejuly draws to a close, the Jellied Eel mag signposts it readers to the Londoners helping you to change your food and shopping habits beyond this awareness raising month.
Nestled between a garage and The Elephant and Castle gyratory is an unlikely location for a food market. But, as Andrea Rasca, the founder and self-titled Chief Executive Dreamer of Mercato Metropolitano, tells Fran Bernhardt, that’s half the point.
We Londoners don’t spend our whole lives in the capital, so as a change to our regular ‘Eel Loves… feature, we sent intrepid traveller Clare Gilbert to brave the trains to explore the good food scene of Bohemian Brighton.
Natural chef, Ceri Jones speaks to the Eel about her work, food heroes and love of straciatella ice cream.
The Club Soda Mindful Drinking Festival is returning to the capital on Saturday 28th July at Spitalfields Market, for both mindful and alcohol-free drinkers alike.
What's new on The ‘Eel’s radar? Elliot Kett gets us up to date.
Kate Lewis is a registered dietitian with a background as a chef in London’s restaurant industry. After graduating 18 months ago, she is now working as a dietetic health coach for a health tech start-up.
Urban Food Fortnight, our celebration of London’s good food, is back for its seventh year. Running from 20 September to 7 October 2018, it will showcase the best growers, makers and all the good food the capital has to offer. And kicks off with its Get Connected a networking event at 3.30pm on Monday 23rd July at the Table Café in Southwark.
London Food Link supporters have an opportunity to win an ad slot in the September-December 2018 issue of The ‘Eel, the capital’s good food magazine.
Summer’s here so let’s hit the beach! Pack your sun cream / wellies and find where Sally Gurteen says you can do better than unsustainable fish and soggy chips.
The Mayor of London’s Food Strategy is looking for feedback and there are only a few days left tohave your say on the priorities and projects surrounding good food in the capital.
‘Eel readers may do well at making good food choices in their everyday lives. But what happens when we’re having (possibly alcohol-fuelled) fun in the sun, especially at a music festival, asks Kirsten Foster.
The Jellied ‘Eel has fished out five of the best recently-opened restaurants, markets, pop-ups and bars in London…so you don’t have to!
Run by the Mayor of London’s Regeneration team at City Hall to support Londoners who want to create community-based projects and improve their local area, Crowdfund London is offering to top up crowdfunding campaigns.
The latest edition of the capital’s good food magazine is out, featuring lab-grown meat, a trip to the seaside, a strawberry farm on a double decker bus & more…
Guardians of the Arches are campaigning to save thousands of British businesses, including many of London’s good food champions, from Network Rail’s plan to sell off Britain’s railway arches to the highest bidder.
Ahead of this month’s Food Talk: FISH IT, Ruth Westcott reveals the top fish species to avoid, and some sustainable, UK-landed alternatives.
Indie Farmer Nigel Akehurst continues his agricultural road trip with a visit to Just Kidding in Wiltshire.
Benjamin Cullen says ‘velo’ to the new wave of pedal-powered provender peddlers.
With its festively grimy spirit, Bristol has a subversive flavour to its tradition of ethical food. It was the UK’s first European Green Capital, is home to the Soil Association and is a Sustainable Food City. Ramona Andrews finds grass roots abound.
There is ever greater awareness of animal agriculture’s impact on the environment, human health and animal welfare, spearheaded by savvy, networked consumers, living under the looming shadow of a projected population of nine billion, says sustainability and social impact consultant Tania Han.
We continue our series of reviews of eateries that go beyond ‘taste nice, looks good’. Kirsten Foster has a cracking time at this Sustainable Restaurant Association member and London Food Link supporter.
The UK supermarkets have seen major disruptions of late, with the rise and rise of Aldi and Lidl alongside the growth in on-line purchases. The revolution ramped up a notch in May with asurprise move by Sainsbury’s, says Vicki Hird.
London’s preserving guru and author of Tonics & Teas, Rachel De Thample, is running one of her highly-acclaimed fermentation classes on Friday 29th June at the quirky urban growing venue - the Skip Garden in Kings Cross.
‘Eel regular columnist, chef Tom Hunt, shares why we should be seeing seasonal strawberries and local loganberries.
Saarf Londoners rejoice: A new market has started up in Myatt’s Fields Park every Sunday.
This was the first of our restaurant reviews. Being The ‘Eel, we didn’t want to stop at ‘tastes nice, great atmosphere’, so we chatted to our friends at the Sustainable Restaurant Association before sending Zoe McIntyre out…
Open Farm Sunday returns on 10th June with hundreds of farms across the UK opening their gates to host a great day out for people of all ages.
Ruth Westcott reveals the results of Sustainable Fish Cities’ investigation of contract caterers that has unmasked the fish fight heroes and zeroes.
The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has proposed a ban on advertising of junk food across the Transport for London network, to tackle the ‘ticking timebomb’ of child obesity, following campaigner’s call for action. And now he wants your views.
Leon co-founder Henry Dimbleby has teamed up with chef Nicole Pisani and head teacher Louise Nichols to launch Chefs in Schools, which aims to train restaurant chefs to transform food.
We asked Sarah Wyndham Lewis of Bermondsey Street Bees and author of Planting For Honeybees for the insider scoop on how to create a buzz in the garden.
With four locations spread across the capital’s hippest neighbourhoods, Mildreds is a meat-free institution. In honour of its 30th birthday this year, staffer Vera Zakharov went along for a National Vegetarian Week warm up.
What bills itself as the capital’s most sustainable culinary school has just joined London Food Link and is offering fellow supporters a tasty discount on new, and long-established, classes.
National Vegetarian Week is back between 14-20 May 2018 and we are sure it’s going to be bigger than ever in the capital, as we see more and more people heading towards plant-based diets. (see our article on the V-word).
Hummus is food of the gods, says The Skip Garden Kitchen chef Sadhbh Moore.
Here at The ‘Eel, we’ve noticed a trend for people referring to meat free dishes and diets as ‘plant based’, so is it time to kick the V word?
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